Favours obtained through Saint Josemaria's intercession
H. K., Mexico
October 22, 2015My daughter was applying to a university in Barcelona to study for a Master’s. She downloaded the novena to Saint Josemaria Escriva from the internet, prayed the prayer, and as she was finishing it, the fax arrived saying she had been accepted. Thank you, Father!
A Job for My Husband
D. P., Costa Rica
October 20, 2015Thanks to Saint Josemaria’s intercession, my husband has found a job. We began praying the Novena for Work together and soon possible jobs began to appear and firm into an employment contract. Personally, I asked St Josemaria to look after my affairs, promising that meanwhile I would dedicate myself generously to his. Suddenly one week, I began to be asked to help in a project in many different ways, and I said yes to all of them. While I was working on that, my husband got his job.
V. V., Italy
October 14, 2015One day, wanting to do some sports in Castelgandolfo (Italy), we decided to hire two canoes for an hour on Lake Albano. In order to hire it, we had to provide an identity document, which would be returned when we made payment. I decided to give them my “permesso di soggiorno” (a document certifying that I may live in Italy while studying).
A house for my son
S. E., Germany
October 14, 2015For a long time, my son Michael had been looking for a house that wasn’t too expensive. When he found an old house on offer to the highest bidder, I did a novena to Jesus, the Mother of God, and St Josemaria Escriva, ceaselessly repeating that little prayer. My son was chosen out of 120 applicants to be able to buy the house. I am so grateful for this palpable help from St Josemaria.
I Discovered the Novena
October 8, 2015Five years ago I promised St Josemaria that I would thank him for having found me a job. In 2009 I lost my job and spent the next year trying to get a new job but without success. Then St Josemaria came to my help. By “chance” – God’s providence - I discovered the Novena to St Josemaria and began praying it straight away, and I got a job. I recommended the Novena to a friend who also needed to find a job and she found one after doing the Novena. Last year I decided to change my job and after many unsuccessful attempts I again had recourse to the Novena. After praying to St Josemaria and the Mother of God, a new job fell into my lap – a real “godsend”.
A Friend Gave me the Prayercard
October 8, 2015Because of the situation in my country, my husband and I decided to move to Panama for a while. It was not very hard to find jobs there. But when we then moved to Chile, it was much more difficult to get into the jobs market. I began to work for a family firm. Meanwhile I kept looking for a job that matched my qualifications better, but found nothing, and things began to look somewhat frustrating and discouraging.
P. C. T., Brazil
September 29, 2015Thank you for the favor that my daughter got her driving license. I prayed a lot to St. Josemaria for this intention.
A company that people are happy to work in
T. L., Canada
September 29, 2015We have 8 children. Since November last year I started to pray novenas for work. Every time I finished the 9 days I just repeat the novena prayer cycle for a few months. The company that my husband was working in was really doing badly financially, so we thought my husband should start looking for a new job. I prayed for a more stable job for him. In February he started having interviews. In March he got hired and he is very happy with the company - very close to home, and a company that people are happy to work in.
My Old Job
J. L., Chile
September 23, 2015Thank you, St Josemaria, for getting me my old job back. I am very happy and hope to keep working there for a long time to come. I beg you to intercede for my children who are unemployed. Thank you, O Lord, for so many blessings.
My Friend Was Unemployed
M. D., Spain
September 23, 2015Once again Saint Josemaria has interceded for us, and a friend who was unemployed has now been working in his new job for several days. It took three novenas back-to-back, bearing in mind that at this time of year there are no jobs on offer in greenhouse gardening, which is where he got his job. His wife says it’s a miracle. He’s very happy. Thank you Saint Josemaria.
On the third day
F. M., Argentina
September 16, 2015I qualified as a lawyer in November 2014 at the age of 23. I had already been working in my father’s legal office for a year. As well as continuing to work with him, I wanted to find another job to be able to help my family and also become more independent. As a result, in March 2015 I began praying a Novena for Work to St Josemaria, asking him especially to find me a job where I could meet new people, develop my abilities, and be of service to others. On the fifth day of praying for St Josemaria’s intercession for a job, with faith and hope, I got a call on my cellphone in the middle of the day, to ask if I would be willing and able to give religion classes in a private school in my town to some boys who were preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation. I said yes straight away. I love children, and I was especially happy with the chance to make friends and be a reference point and an example, with all the responsibility that that implies. So the next day I had an interview with the Head of Religious Instruction at the school, and that same day they called me to offer me the job. I am very happy and grateful, and have concluded that St Josemaria wanted me to be in that school too.
I got to know him through a prayer-card
S. M., Spain
September 16, 2015I got to know St Josemaria through a prayer-card that someone gave my parents, and since then I’ve always been interested in him as a person, and in his Work. I live in Cordoba, Spain, and in our parish center there is a relic of St Josemaria and I go there to pray fairly often. My work situation had been quite precarious for the past two years, with part-time contracts as well as maternity leave, when my children were born. Not long ago I found the Novena for Work, and began praying it devoutly. On the third day of the third novena I received a call unexpectedly, offering me a good job with excellent conditions, where I would be able to have a good balance between my job with my family life. This job is undoubtedly in the service of God. I know that St Josemaria interceded for me to get it, and I am enormously grateful to him for the grace received.
A Job in the University
R. C. H., Japan
August 3, 2015I am Peruvian, and I would like to thank St Josemaria for the graces that he always obtains for me. On this occasion he helped me get a job. I was in the final months of my doctoral program at a university in Japan. In my original plans I had thought to move to another place. I started looking for postdoctoral posts in other countries, and I could not get anything. Then my own university announced two posts for recent graduates to be selected internally. I told my Head of Department that I wished to apply. Before I applied he checked to see if I was eligible, as he was not sure whether the post would be open to foreign students. He also told me frankly not to raise my hopes too high, since it was possible that they already knew who they intended to choose. My sister suggested that I should pray the Novena for Work to St Josemaria. On precisely the ninth day of the Novena, I was notified that I had been selected, and so I was able to start work in April this year.
I Found the Prayer-card on the Internet
August 3, 2015I want to share the favor I received from Saint Josemaria. On the internet, I found his prayer-card, and I began praying for my husband to get a better job than the one he had. After less than a month, he was offered a very well-paid job. I am still praying to Saint Josemaria to help us, and for my family not to be overwhelmed by some money problems. I believe in his intercession, and I am going keep on praying for the rest of my life for him to help my husband. I also hope to keep receiving favors from him.
List of Contents
- University Admission
- A Job for My Husband
- Sports day
- A house for my son
- I Discovered the Novena
- A Friend Gave me the Prayercard
- Driving License
- A company that people are happy to work in
- My Old Job
- My Friend Was Unemployed
- On the third day
- I got to know him through a prayer-card
- A Job in the University
- I Found the Prayer-card on the Internet
- The Novena for Work
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